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UFC Fighter Joseph Benavidez Is Ready To See An Openly Gay Contestant Give A Beatdown

joseph-benavidez-17File this one under “hell yeah” with a side of awesomeness.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) cage fighter Joseph Benavidez was fully supportive of a gay competitor’s right to “beat the shit out of” a competitor when asked about gays in the UFC by a reporter curious about how gays would fit in the hypermasculine and competitive world.

In case you aren’t aware, the UFC is one of the most homoerotic sports available to watch on television, and we’ve personally had to do a double take to ensure that we weren’t watching the start of a porn scene when venturing into our local watering hole and seeing a match broadcast on HDTV.

So, yes, it’s time to take the “sub” out of the subtext and throw an openly gay athlete in the ring to compete, and 2012 UFC Flyweight Tournament runner-up Benavidez agrees:

“It would be cool to see a gay guy beat the shit out of somebody. I think that would be much cooler. Busting a stereotype.”

We agree with Benavidez, though we think it would be more hot than cool.

Also, if our potential out gay fighter in the UFC needs any training, there’s definitely a “not the one” trans woman he can link up with for pointers.

‘It would be cool to see a gay guy just beat the shit out of somebody’ he said.

‘I think that would be that much cooler. Busting a stereotype.’

– See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cage-fighter-wants-see-gay-athlete-%E2%80%98beat-shit-out-somebody%E2%80%99190514#sthash.LcC5h0X9.dpuf

‘It would be cool to see a gay guy just beat the shit out of somebody’ he said.

‘I think that would be that much cooler. Busting a stereotype.’

– See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cage-fighter-wants-see-gay-athlete-%E2%80%98beat-shit-out-somebody%E2%80%99190514#sthash.LcC5h0X9.dpuf

‘It would be cool to see a gay guy just beat the shit out of somebody’ he said.

‘I think that would be that much cooler. Busting a stereotype.’

– See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cage-fighter-wants-see-gay-athlete-%E2%80%98beat-shit-out-somebody%E2%80%99190514#sthash.LcC5h0X9.dpuf

‘It would be cool to see a gay guy just beat the shit out of somebody’ he said.

‘I think that would be that much cooler. Busting a stereotype.’

– See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cage-fighter-wants-see-gay-athlete-%E2%80%98beat-shit-out-somebody%E2%80%99190514#sthash.LcC5h0X9.dpuf

By:           Rob Smith
On:           May 19, 2014
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  • 2 Comments
    • money718
      money718

      Well, I’m in training.

      May 19, 2014 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NoelG
      NoelG

      It’s an open secret that Nick Ring is gay. Just watch his season of TUF where he was actually favored to win the whole thing. You can also YouTube videos of him.

      May 20, 2014 at 12:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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